Testers for BlackBerry Skyfire browser get new beta version

Testers for BlackBerry Skyfire browser get new beta version
Fantastic news for BlackBerry owners who are looking to improve their web browsing sessions. Those 'Berry users who have been testing the alpha version of the Skyfire browser now have a new beta model available to test. Now we stress that this build is only being made available to registered users who have been using alpha 2. The new beta model is 1.0.0.12304 and is said to be a huge improvement over the last version of the software.

Some of the features added include a "Switch to Skyfire" option in the menu of the BlackBerry browser. Zooming is easier as text displays at all zoom levels and there is no need to re-draw the page. And text can be entered directly into the thumbnail view, so there is no need to zoom-in to enter text. Of course, there are some bugs like the inability to control volume while a video is streaming, and sometimes stale tiles from previously viewed sites will appear. These are just a few of the problems cited, the list of bugs is small nonetheless.

Once the final build of the Skyfire browser is made available to all BlackBerry users, it could make some RIM devices more competitive with other smartphones that are currently using head of the class mobile browsers like Safari and Opera Mobile 9.5.

source: CrackBerry

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3 Comments

1. dorky24

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

ergh....i wish they would make one for s60 v5 touchscreen phones.....

2. MTLance unregistered

Uh don't they have one for Symbian already except for iPhone. And they're making BB version hope they have one for iPhone soon. Though Opera looks good.

3. dorky24

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

They do have one for symbian, but it is for hardware keyboards. Their current symbian version does not support touchscreen phones.

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